TX13: Unsatisified state requirement issuing magistrate’s name be clearly stated warranted suppression

Texas added a fifth requirement to search warrants that the issuing magistrate’s name be clearly legible. It can be incorporated from the affidavit. Here it wasn’t, and the motion to suppress was properly granted and no good faith exception applies. State v. Arellano, 2019 Tex. App. LEXIS 1223 (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi – Edinburg Feb. 21, 2019).

One officer saw what he believed was a hand-to-hand drug transaction, and he passed it on to another officer. That satisfied the collective knowledge doctrine. State v. Preston, 2019 Ga. App. LEXIS 67 (Feb. 19, 2019).*

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